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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Social Painting at Arteastiq (Mandarin Gallery)

I was supposed to meet my friend, Lijuan at 4.45pm for an early dinner at 313 before we went for the painting session which will start at 6pm. We bought the deal from Groupon at $88 for 2 painting sessions.  However, I was late and reach 313 around 5.15pm. Thus, I told my friend to find a dinner venue first before I joined her. When I reached 313 somerset, it seemed that almost every restaurant had a long queue even it was still quite early. Lijuan messaged me that she found a seat at the Old Malaya Cafe which was at B3 of the building.  There was no queue here and in fact, there were still quite a number of empty seats.  Since we were rushing for time, we quickly settled here and ordered our food.

At Arteastiq.....
Painting materials were all provided for us, including unlimited use of acrylic paint.
We could flip through their reference books and photocopy (in colour) the one that we wanted to paint. I chose this colourful painting.....
So I started to outline the drawing.... on my own.  Although there was an instructor there, but I felt she was not very helpful.  She only talked to me twice.  First, she "taught" me how to put the paint on the palette and mix a bit of water to the paint.  Second time, she told me I was too slow, need to paint faster a bit.  Very helpful huh?

 My friend's painting of an owl.
My product after the 3-hour session.  Frankly speaking, I felt that 3 hours were not quite enough for me to do a decent painting, especially this one with so many colours.
They will help you to pack your canvas painting in this cardboard carrier.
I still have a second session to go.  That will be a new canvas and new painting.  Hmmm... what should I draw next?


FoodieFC said...

wow! very nice painting! doing this in 3 hours is really a great achievement.. i can't draw to save my life

Miso said...

You can try to draw abstract art loh! Haha... Anyway, thanks for the compliment.

Gladys said...

I passed by this cafe last Sunday and thought is a nice weekend activity to do after a whole week of work. Just that i am not really good at painting, giveing some 2nd thought for trying ...

By the way, nice drawing you got! =)